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Luke Benward Dishes on His Friendship With Noah Centineo

Luke Benward Dishes on His Friendship With Noah Centineo

Luke Benward is spilling on his friendship with Noah Centineo!

The Dumplin’ actor and the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star – aka the internet’s Netflix boyfriends – have been friends for a long time now.

Noah‘s a mentor of mine,” Luke said with a smile in a new interview with Today. “Me and Noah are buddies. I met him probably seven years ago-ish, like right when I moved to LA.”

“I had a little photo shoot,” Luke continued. “We actually shot in his dad’s loft in downtown LA. So I met him then, and obviously he’s like the most charismatic guy on the face of the planet, so I immediately knew who he was and, yeah, been friends since.”

Luke also gushed about his “fan boy” feelings for Dumplin’ co-star Danielle Macdonald, calling her “next level,” and more!

Watch his full interview here.

ICYMI, hear what Luke recently had to say about a possible Dumplin’ sequel.

Luke Benward Talks Possible 'Dumplin' Sequel & If Bo Would Be Part of It

Luke Benward Talks Possible 'Dumplin' Sequel & If Bo Would Be Part of It

Luke Benward, aka Bo from Dumplin and the internet’s reigning boyfriend, sat down recently with THR about a possible sequel to the movie.

While nothing has been announced, the 23-year-old actor is definitely on board.

“I know that there is a sequel in the books. She [Julie Murphy] just wrote ‘Puddin’’, and I believe the lead of that would be Maddie Baillio’s character, Millie, but I haven’t received any news that it’s actually going to production,” Luke shared. “I just know there is a template for it, but we’ll see in this next year.”

Luke also opened up about why Bo was a favorite character of his to play.

“I was really refreshed, honestly, to get this boyfriend – the boy-next-door love interest – who isn’t just a monotone side character,” he shared. “He’s a very pivotal character, and he’s very dynamic, and has these beautiful scenes with Willowdean that are so honest and raw and are truly the through line of the main story, which is accept yourself.”

Dumplin’ is streaming on Netflix now.

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Luke Benward Is Upset He Didn’t Get To Spend Much Time With Dove Cameron While Filming ‘Dumplin’

Luke Benward Is Upset He Didn't Get To Spend Much Time With Dove Cameron While Filming 'Dumplin'

Luke Benward Is Upset He Didn't Get To Spend Much Time With Dove Cameron While Filming 'Dumplin'

Luke Benward and Dove Cameron go way back to their Disney days and it’s a on-and-off screen friendship JJJ is obsessed with.

We were excited to hear that the two would be starring in Dumplin’ together, even though they didn’t have many scenes together at all – and he was just a bit upset about that too.

“It was great because we were all staying in the same hotel and we’d all get dinner and that kind of stuff. I was able to get close with everyone, except the one person who I actually knew before we started filming – Dove,” he told THR in a recent video interview.

Luke adds, “I didn’t even see her one time. It was insane. I missed Dove. I hadn’t seen her in like five years and we were in this same movie, and never even crossed paths.”

However, Luke did get to get super close with Danielle Macdonald, who he gushed over in the interview.

“She’s a movie star,” he shared about Danielle. “She’s not only crazy talented, she’s one of the dopest people. She had a phenomenal sense of humor and it was amazing [working with her].”

Watch his interview below!

Luke Benward Shares Which Item He Took From 'Dumplin' Set

Luke Benward Shares Which Item He Took From 'Dumplin' Set

Lots of celebs keep a lot of momentos from their favorite sets – and Luke Benward is no different.

The 23-year-old actor, who stars as Bo in Dumplin’, revealed that he took one specific item from the set.

If you don’t know, Dumplin’ centers on a plus-size, teenage daughter (Danielle Macdonald) of a former beauty queen, who signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow in her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.

During his Instagram Stories, Luke revealed the special item he took from the set, as he moved into his new home in Los Angeles.

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Danielle Macdonald Dishes About Willowdean & Bo's Connection in 'Dumplin'

Danielle Macdonald Dishes About Willowdean & Bo's Connection in 'Dumplin'

Willowdean and Bo have an amazing connection in Netflix’s newest film, Dumplin’.

Danielle Macdonald is opening up about the couple and why their special relationship.

“I’m glad I did it. I think girls need to see that she drove herself crazy about that, because that’s her insecurity,” she told Elle about Will’s freak out after her kiss with Bo, played by Luke Benward.

“That’s something that she needs to learn to be okay with as well—he wouldn’t be touching her if he didn’t want to.”

Danielle adds that Bo isn’t “meant to represent the hottest guy that’s super popular. He’s not a star football player. It’s not about that at all. He’s just a guy at her work who actually has his own life and his own challenges. He just happened to find someone that is real and who he connects with, so why wouldn’t he like her?”

“She sees him as this amazing guy, but he also sees her as this also powerful, beautiful girl,” she says. “That’s the point. We shouldn’t be looking at this and being like, how could I get involved with this guy? I think that’s more the point of it—that there doesn’t have to be a barrier, and it also doesn’t matter what other people think, because they’re both into it. I think that’s pretty special.”

Dumplin’ is streaming on Netflix now.